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September 29, 2017 | Winnipeg, MB. Today the City of Winnipeg joins a global movement to drive social and environmental sustainability by becoming Canada’s 25th Fair Trade Town. The city joins more than 1,500 communities around the world as a supporter of fairer conditions and better wages for the farmers and workers who make and grow the products we import from the Global South.  

“Today is a day to celebrate. Achieving Fair Trade Town status shows just how many people in Winnipeg are committed to supporting the fair trade movement, which has improved...

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September 26, 2017 | London, ONKing’s University College is proud to receive Fair Trade Campus designation in recognition of its efforts serving 100% Fairtrade coffee alongside an offering of Fairtrade teas and chocolate. King’s becomes the latest campus to earn the Fair Trade Campus Designation from the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN), Fairtrade Canada and the Association québécoise du commerce équitable (...

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September 25, 2017 | Wolfville, NS - Acadia University has been designated a Fair Trade Campus. The designation, awarded by the Canadian Fair Trade Network, Fairtrade Canada, and the Association quebecoise du commerce equitable, recognizes Acadia’s commitment to fair trade purchasing and education on its campus. Fair trade is an alternative approach to business that supports producers and communities. Farmers are paid better prices, have decent working conditions and fair business terms.

“Acadia shares many of the same values as the fair trade movement, such as...

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Sherwood Park, Alberta. 18th in Canada, 4th in Alberta, and first in the Elk Island Public School District.

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, the plan was made to become a Fair Trade School. The people behind it all? A school group called T.A.V.O, which stands for Teens Against Violent Oppression. With an Educational Assistant as the adult leader, a small group of students, who voluntarily gave up their lunch hours for group meetings, were able to raise awareness regarding fair trade.

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May 31st, 2017 | Rouyn-Noranda, Qc. The town of Rouyn-Noranda has been officially recognized as a Fair Trade Town!

By resolution, the town invites its community to subscribe to the objectives of fair trade and the municipality is committed to contribute to the promotion of fair trade at the local level by encouraging the purchase of fair trade products. The city is accompanied in this designation by the Corcovado International Solidarity Center, which also promotes fair trade and international solidarity.

“I sincerely thank the leaders of the...

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